John Carter of Mars

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Ballantine Books, 1965 - Carter, John (Fictitious character) - 157 pages
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Review: John Carter of Mars (Barsoom #11)

User Review  - B. Reese - Goodreads

The first half of this book is awful. John Carter and the Giant of Mars is of questionable authorship, and kind of the black sheep of Barsoom. And I can see why. It brings nothing new to the series ... Read full review

Review: John Carter of Mars (Barsoom #11)

User Review  - Socrates - Goodreads

In the book entitled “The Princess of Mars”, John is just a regular man who lives in Virginia until he stumbles upon this cave which magically transports him to the planet Mars. It takes him a while ... Read full review

About the author (1965)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago. His father, George Tyler was a distiller and a battery manufacturer. Early in life Burroughs attempted to support his family in a variety of occupations, including railroad policeman, business partner, and miner. None of these proved successful. However, Burroughs had always enjoyed reading adventure fiction and decided to try his hand at writing. His first attempt, written under the pseudonym Normal Bean, sold very quickly and Burroughs' career took off. Although critics and educators have not always been supportive of Burroughs' writing, the characters in his stories have entertained readers for many years. Tarzan was the most popular, earning Burroughs enough money to start his own publishing house and a motion picture company. Another character, John Carter, is the hero of Burroughs' Mars adventure series. The continuing popularity of these characters has led some critics to reconsider the value of Burroughs' writing and to acknowledge significant themes in his stories. Burroughs died on March 19, 1950.

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